Pan African Responses to COVID-19


June 16


01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Event Category:

Special Events

Join us on Tuesday, June 16th at 1:00pm as we explore African responses to COVID-19 in the latest edition of our virtual series: International Exchange In a Time of Isolation.

“Pan African Responses to COVID-19” focuses on the experiences of alumni of the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) who visited Boston this past February to discuss their professional work in investigative journalism and research.

With a dynamic range of questions from their own personal experiences with COVID-19 to reflections on government responses, the panel will feature:

Charmaine Ngatjiheue of Namibia.

Ms. Ngatjiheue is a senior reporter of the newspaper, The Namibian, focusing on the business section of the newspaper. She is interested in uncovering corruption in the Namibian government and the country’s business sector.

Mina Nader of Egypt.

Mr. Nader is a Researcher and Journalist who reports on religion and society in Egypt for a range of publications including USA Today, The Washington Times, and The National. He is an advocate for minority rights in the Egyptian university system and has worked with students to advocate for non-sectarian admissions and assessment policies at Cairo University. Mr. Nader also volunteers at the Cairo Foundation for Development and Law to provide legal aid to vulnerable women.

Joseph Mwale of Malawi

Mr. Mwale is the Bureau Supervisor for Nation Publications Limited. He is also an investigative journalist who has covered the plight of LGBTQI, the use of youth as tools of violence in election campaigns, neglect in the health sector, and gender equality in Malawi. Mr. Mwale is also a member of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition.

Ernesto Nhatsumbo of Mozambique

Mr. Nhatsumbo is a lecturer of journalism at Eduardo Mondlane University’s School of Art and Communication. He focuses on the role of civil society in governance processes in Mozambique. His interests included transmitting research and investigation skills to young professional journalists.

Mwila Chansa of Zambia

Ms. Chansa is a Senior Reporter for the Zambia Daily Mail, where she has covered major court cases affecting Zambia’s national security and reports on energy companies. Prior to her current position, she worked at The Post, where she reported on elections, business, and governance.

The event will be moderated by Christopher Wilson of the Emerson College Department of Journalism.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Footer Form

WorldBoston: 33 Broad Street, Suite 803, Boston, MA 02109

Make A Donation